When I first heard of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm a few years ago, it brought to mind a hokey old roadside alligator exhibit where tourists flock to ooh and ahh. And while it does draw its fair share of tourists, there’s nothing hokey about it.

Part zoo, part conservation center, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm is a must-visit when you’re in the area. Every species of alligator and crocodile is represented here, and while most tourists come to see the huge reptiles, there’s plenty else to see. From turtles and tortoises to African birds, snakes and even Komodo dragons, there’s a little something for everyone.

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